Just amazed what the government will spend money on to justify raising taxes on CO2/"prove" global warming! :-).
Hopefully there will be some interesting, unbiased science coming out of this.
Date Taken: 07/03/2014 Photographer:
Kevin Ritschel Location: Deep Sky Ranch - Paicines, CA
Orion Paragon Tripod
All-In-One w/ All-Sky- Solution Processing: Nothing other than using the standard dark frame feature. Exposure: One 30-second exposure, max resolution Notes: Saved as a JPG using the SNAP feature of the camera. The bright orange arc to the left of the Milky Way is the launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory from Vandenberg AFB in California July 2, 2014, a $486 Million attempt to quantify how carbon dioxide is distributed and changes over time in the earth's atmosphere.
This was just the AIO on a tripod for a single unguided image; its fun what you can do with the AIO - a great introductory camera for imaging.
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